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    I have worked at Tesco for 7 weeks now (upcoming backstory, not necessary to read) but the management have been absolutely horrendous, the worst I have worked for and I previously worked at a shop I loved but left due to it being closed down but received a phone call asking me to work at a new store closer to me than Tesco with better pay.

    Main question is, if I have only worked at Tesco for 7 weeks, how much notice will I need to give?
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    Your contract will state what notice you have to give.

    If you have only been there 7 weeks though just leave and dont put it on your CV. If you dont use it as a reference no one will ever hold it against you.
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    (Original post by whiteelephant7)
    I have worked at Tesco for 7 weeks now (upcoming backstory, not necessary to read) but the management have been absolutely horrendous, the worst I have worked for and I previously worked at a shop I loved but left due to it being closed down but received a phone call asking me to work at a new store closer to me than Tesco with better pay.

    Main question is, if I have only worked at Tesco for 7 weeks, how much notice will I need to give?
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    Check your contract, it should say on there how much notice you have to give. If it doesnt say, then id just give 2 weeks or something.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Check your contract, it should say on there how much notice you have to give. If it doesnt say, then id just give 2 weeks or something.
    Funny thing is, I can't remember ever signing a contract! I went to induction but never signed any sort of contract about hours or pay from what I recall, just uniform orders! I handed it in today and gave 10 days notice which they expressed their thanks as it was more than what they expected me to give so god knows how long I was actually supposed to give!
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    (Original post by r4dly)
    Your contract will state what notice you have to give.

    If you have only been there 7 weeks though just leave and dont put it on your CV. If you dont use it as a reference no one will ever hold it against you.
    Is it bad to put it down as a temporary job? Teachers in college always told us if we left a job/volunteering or placement on our own accord just to put it down as temporary and if people ever asked why you had a temporary job (or so many) to use an excuse such as 'you didn't want to take a permanent job through uni to have to let the employee down if exam season became too stressful' etc. That, coming from teachers! But I guess it must work ahahah
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    usually a week for retail
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    (Original post by whiteelephant7)
    Funny thing is, I can't remember ever signing a contract! I went to induction but never signed any sort of contract about hours or pay from what I recall, just uniform orders! I handed it in today and gave 10 days notice which they expressed their thanks as it was more than what they expected me to give so god knows how long I was actually supposed to give!
    Okay, sounds like you are on a 0 hours contract.

    This means, Tesco are not obliged to offer you shifts and you are not obliged to work shifts, even if there is a rota you can still be on a 0 hours contract. Its ad-hoc, this means there is no notice period and 10 days is very considerate of you.

    On your CV you can say you had a 0 hours contract, or you were a 'casual' worker.

    Hope this helps you, just keep in mind on 0 hours contracts Tesco probably wouldnt give you any notice period if they let you go.
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    (Original post by whiteelephant7)
    Is it bad to put it down as a temporary job? Teachers in college always told us if we left a job/volunteering or placement on our own accord just to put it down as temporary and if people ever asked why you had a temporary job (or so many) to use an excuse such as 'you didn't want to take a permanent job through uni to have to let the employee down if exam season became too stressful' etc. That, coming from teachers! But I guess it must work ahahah
    That sounds like a reasonable excuse to put. You are leaving on decent terms as well (with giving a decent amount of notice etc) so there shouldnt be a problem. Have you got another job to go to? If so, you will never need this job again for references etc. So i wouldnt worry.
 
 
 
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